Boaters recreate on Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison, CO. The boats are beneath the rock spires and towers of the Dillon Pinnacles. Blue Mesa Reservoir is the largest lake in Colorado, created by damming the Gunnison River in 1956 and falls under the management of the Curecanti National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado, other Western states oppose federal government plan to charge for reservoir water

Attorneys general from a dozen western states want the Trump administration to halt a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that they say usurps states' authority over their own water.

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Colorado has the highest teen vaping rate in the country. Why hasn’t it seen more cases of lung illness?

The state Health Department has a team of epidemiologists hunting for answers -- and overlooked cases

Conservationists hope to tap Land and Water Conservation Fund to preserve land and water on Sweetwater

  Historic Sweetwater Lake and 488 acres of land around it has been in the sights of residential developers, but could be saved for public access